Thomas Walter ‘Tommy’ Makara |

Thomas Walter ‘Tommy’ Makara

A memorial service for Thomas Walter “Tommy” Makara, 56, a 50-year resident of Stateline will be 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at Tahoe Community Church, Kingsbury Grade and Dagget Way in Stateline.

Mr. Makara died Aug. 13, 2007, at his home.

He was born July 14, 1951, in Natrona Heights, Pa. He graduated from George Whittell High School in 1969.

He was employed in construction and as a plumber with several companies including Perini Construction and Q&D Construction. He worked on projects in Minden, Gardnerville and Carson City. He enjoyed gardening, yard sales, collecting and cars. He was chairman of the Oliver Park General Improvement District.

Among his survivors are his mother, Shirley Davis, of Stateline; brother John Makara of Reno; daughters Brittney Makara of Stateline and Tina Makara of Pennsylvania; granddaughter Mariah Adelle Makara of Pennsylvania; half-brothers Ted, Walley and Andrew all of Pennsylvania; half-sisters Rose, Joanne, Helen and Mary Makara, all of Pennsylvania; cousins Misty Jones and Mike Edder of Carson City, Sharon Coleman of Napa, Calif., and Cheryle Weinstock of Mesa, Ariz.; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Donations may be made to the South Lake Tahoe Cancer League, P.O. Box 17962, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151.